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Sat Mar 4, 2017, 01:05 AM

The Pathology of the Rich: Chris Hedges

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Reply The Pathology of the Rich: Chris Hedges (Original post)
Maraya1969 Mar 2017 OP
zentrum Mar 2017 #1
Mountain Mule Mar 2017 #2
rwsanders Mar 2017 #3
Equinox Moon Mar 2017 #4
sammythecat Mar 2017 #5
Maraya1969 Mar 2017 #6

Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Sat Mar 4, 2017, 01:46 AM

1. Great stuff. Thanks

...for posting. Love Hedges.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Sat Mar 4, 2017, 02:14 AM

2. Not too far out at all!

I spent over half my life safely ensconced in the middle class. Then a debilitating condition struck, leaving me permanently disabled. I stepped right through the looking glass and into life below the poverty line. Among other things, this transition allowed me an endless number of dark nights of the soul where I thought about the very things Hedges discussed in this clip. I also got to experience first hand the way the poor people and working class of this country are treated. Try walking down the streets of some glitzy resort town that panders to the wealthy such as Aspen or Telluride here in Colorado. Make sure you're wearing scuffed up sneakers, old blue jeans and a beat up jean jacket. People will look at you with open disdain and distrust. Or try getting stuck in a Gondola high over Telluride with two obviously very wealthy CEO's discussing land deals and just listen. Don't worry - they'll speak freely in front of you because you are a person of no consequence. A few experiences like that is all one needs to understand that Hedges is right on. Thanks for posting this.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Sat Mar 4, 2017, 02:54 AM

3. Chris Hedges is the most reasonable voice I've heard recently...

But he leaves out the element that many who have reached this conclusion also leave out: How? Who will lead?

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Sat Mar 4, 2017, 10:33 AM

4. This important and needs to be a key talking point, often.

Thanks for the post!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Sat Mar 4, 2017, 01:17 PM

5. I'm guessing that you liked this video,

but yet the only statement you make is that "some of the comments are too far out". Did you mean things said in the comment section or comments of Hedges himself? Hedges sounded perfectly reasonable to me, so I'm guessing you meant some of the responses to the video.

Anyway, thanks for posting. Very interesting, and I'm going to listen to more TRNN and Chris Hedges.

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Response to sammythecat (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 4, 2017, 09:48 PM

6. You know, I don't even know why I wrote that. I'll have to go back and check. I just got out

of the hospital yesterday and am on a lot of prednisone so maybe it is messing with my head.

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